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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 9, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EST  

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hard to believe but we have made it through the week. heading into friday, everyone. it is 4:25 and a nice start again to the day. kind of feels like yesterday morning when you get up. just keep that in mind. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time is flying by. seems like just yesterday it was summer. >> now, it is nothing like it anymore. we'll see what the rest of the week holds. let's check in with tucker for the latest on our forecast. >> yeah, christmas right around the corner.
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i can tell from walking in front of the storefronts. >> that's right. >> that's next. we're back in the upper 30s and low 40s. temperature will warm up into the 50s. the winds will lighten up as well. we are very quiet and have a nice weather pattern setting up for the weekend. there is a live look at the radar. clear skies out there. a nice sliver of moon early this morning and that is about t otherwise, we should see a nice beautiful sunrise here in a couple of hours. a much quieter weather pattern. you can see that our storm from yesterday is no longer with us. that is good news, off to the east of boss top this morning and dragging with it the cloud cover. up and down the eastern seaboard, much quieter weather and they can continue their clean-up in new jersey and new york. we'll do more in two minutes.
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back to you guys at the desk. >> thank you. some tense moments on a united airlines flight from denver forced to make an emergency landing at dulles. the crew reported aan emergency when a passenger was praying in the middle of the island wouldn't sit in his seat. a bridge county man is recovering after being burned in a house fire. the flames broke out about 7:30 last night at his home on glendale. -- a prince george's county man is recovering after being burned in a house fire. the cause of the fire is under investigation. just three days after being re-eelectricity to a second term, president obama is expected to make his first comments on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president will not offer a solution to the looming issue but call on lawmakers to work together to avoid a possible financial meltdown. congress has a deadline of january 1st to agree on a solution. another losing day on wall street. stocks have now lost 434 points
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in the last couple of days, the worst two-day drop since november of last year. markets are reactioning to the possibility that the economy will go off the so-called fiscal cliff. >> reporter: stocks slide on wall street as investors fret about the prl for gridlock in washington. lawmaker need to come to an agreement for avoid the so- called fiscal cliff, a combination of higher taxes and government spending cuts set set to take effect by january 1st. >> if they can cooperate and focus on the overall economy to get people back to work, you insofar know what can high pressure. >> reporter: for the second day in a row, the dow jones industrial average has suffered a triple digit decline. >> i think this is the worst two-day session we've had in a year or so. monster beverage has sunk 1.3%. mcdonald's also seeing a drop in value for the month of
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october. it is the first monthly decline in nearly a decade. >> it's great indicator of where people are spending their money. worldwide, as you said, down 1 point #%. first drop in nine years. look more closely at america and it is down 2.2%. that means america's economy is slowing perhaps more than the rest of the world. >> reporter: congress reconvenes on november 15th. a looming fiscal cliff is likely to top their agenda. >> asian markets are following wall street. south creigh's index lost half a percent in trading today. most european markets are falling this morning. some great sports news on this friday morning. d.c. united advanced to the eastern conference finals in the mls playoffs. they beat the red bulls last night. rick delee op scored the game
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winner in the 87th minute of play. -- rick deleon scored the game winner in the 87th minute of play. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. happy friday, everyone. it is november 9th. live look outside right now over washington, d.c. in this area. >> somewhere out there. >> somewhere out there. good morning to you and welcome to the show. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to friday, everyone. >> it will be beautiful. it will be a little cool. temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s, less wind than yesterday and bright sunshine in the forecast. >> just in time for the weekend. >> wait until you see the weekend forecast. >> even bert? >> you can be out in the yard all weekend. >> my kids will be out in the
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yard raking leaves. -- >> even better? >> it will be a cool start to your day. these temperatures falling back into the 30s for much of the region. we'll be slow to warm up. things will start to feel better as we transition into this warmer weather pattern we've been advertising for much of the week. clear skies to start your day. should be a beautiful sunrise. it will be mostly sunny this afternoon. dry friday, dry saturday, dry sunday, even dry monday. turning milder by the end of the day. >> we'll take it. >> it will feel better. even yesterday was windy. >> yes, it was. i did notice that. >> time now to check in with julie wright and say good morning to her with our first look at the morning commute. >> so far, so good. if you are traveling close to
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home, no problems. lanes are open on 295 headed to the 11th street bridge. 66 traveling well as well. no problems reported on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. light traffic volume each way at the wilson bridge and here we are at the american legion bridge. traffic flowing freely. eastbound i-90 still sloping up an incident involving a truck fire. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. -- eastbound i-90 still cleaning up an incident involving a truck fire. to prince george's county now where a man is recovering after being burned when his home caught fire. take a look at this video. the flames broke out around 7:30 last night at a house
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along northern avenue in glendale. nearly 65 firefighters were called out to the scene and it took about an hour to put out the blaze. the victim in his 50s was taken to a burn unit, in good condition right now. his home is a total loss, however. the cause of the fire is under investigation. igation. a big story we are following this morning, the looming fiscal cliff when automatic spending cuts and tax hikes are due to kick in at the end of the year that. threat is being taken seriously in virginia where governor bob mcdonnell has ordered state agencies to prepare to cut their budgets by 4% in case congress cannot agree on a collusion in time. the president is expected to address that issue today. sherry ly is live at the capitol with what this could all mean. >> reporter: the president is expected to discuss this fiscal cliff from the white house today. he is expected to urge congress to find a way to break this impasse or risk putting this country back into a recession. the president and congress must
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broke are a deal by the end of the year to avoid sequestration. those are automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect to address the nation's deficit. without an agreement, a report from the congressional budget office says the nation will go back into recession and unemployment will climb. the president is not expected to provide a specific plan during his address but will call on congress to act. leaders on both sides say they want to work together. democrats prefer to let tax breaks expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans oppose hiking taxes but have opened the door to finding new revenue through tax reform. >> the vast majority of the american people, rich, poor, of course agrees that the richest of the rich have to help a little bit. >> mr. president, wear for the going to help you to get that done -- we're not going hope to you to get that done. the president has an insatiable
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appetite to tax and pend. >> reporter: this will be the first time the president will arest the so-called fiscal cliff since the election. everyone around the d.c. area will be watching because this is an area that will be deeply affected should we hit the fiscal cliff because of the way the economy depends on the federal government, not only the federal workers and all the defense contractors that would be hit by these cuts. that latest here on capitol hill. back to you. also making headlines a teenager is under arrest for the brutal attack and robbery of an 81-year-old woman in her northwest dose home. it happened wednesday afternoon hint side a home on mckinley street. police say a masked man broke into the house through a back window. they say he pup. ed the victim in the face and head and took an apple computer. -- they say he punched the victim in the face and head and took an apple computer. opening statements are expected to begin next tuesday in the trial of a bowie state
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university student charged with killing her roommate with a pair of scissors. jury selection got under way yesterday. the defendant was there all day at the courthouse in upper marlboro. if convicted, similar ton faces a maximum of life in prison without parole. a montgomery county lawmaker wants to ban smoking on all property owned and leased by the county. nancy flo ri. ne is a cancer survivor and says it is time the county did more to attack the deadly disease. -- nancy florine is a cancer survivor. the bill will be introduced next week. new developments in the tensions between the u.s. and iran. details of what the iranian military has done for the first time ever. plus, president obama way strong show of emotion that is making headlines everywhere this morning. we'll show you what brought him to tears when we come back. 
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gas rationing in new york is making headlines this morning. starting in the next hour, drivers in new york city and on long island can only buy gas if their license plates end in an odd number. tomorrow being november 10th, drivers with tags ending in appear even number will be able to buy gas. not that there are shortages but with power outages, only a quarter of the gas stations are operating. also, female's mobile office in to thenville, staten island is open again after being closed because of the nor'easter. the governor of new york says the losss from superstorm sandy in the empire state could total $33 billion and that is just one state. governor andrew cuomo gave the estimate at a briefing yesterday where he panned the power company for taking more
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than a week to restore electricity to some. this week's nor'easter caused another 200,000 to lose power in the tri-state area. an arizona judge has sentenced jared loughner to life in prison without parole for killing sick people and injuring others. gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly were in court for the sentencing. kelly and other shooting survivors made statements before the sentence was handed down. giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. we are learning more about an attack by iran on an american unarmed drone over international waters in the persian gulf last week. two attack fighter planes shot but missed the unmanned drone. it is the first time iran has fired on a u.s. drone. it happened five days before the election. but the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. a rare moment of just raw emotion from president obama caught on tape.
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this happened when the president was thanking his staff at campaign headquarters in chicago on wednesday. take a listen. >> what you guys have done -- i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud and -- [applause] >> the president told staffers, many of whom are in their 20s, that their life's journey is just beginning and he knows many things will accomplish great things in their lives. not very often you see the president shed a tear. >> very emotional. a stunner in the virginia race. one candidate clawed his way to a surprising finish. we'll explain all about that next. tucker barnes, let's talk about weather. >> cold temperatures to start your day. we're back in the 30s and low 40s. a real nice friday. julie has extra traffic too. we'll do it right after the break. ♪
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welcome back. taking a live look from our tower cam. taking a look back downtown. kind of see the monument there. nice that we can see the monument this morning. nice, cheer shot of t means we shouldn't have any bad weather moving in today.
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let's check in with tucker to make sure. >> we'll be just about perfect around here. a little cool later this afternoon with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s. you definitely want a jacket this morning. a nice afternoon and a gorgeous weekend. >> you need not say anything else. >> i get bonus points today for this one. >> you should. >> let's start with the headlines. there you go. on track for warmer temperatures. we'll be flirting with 70. we talked about that yesterday. both sunday and monday so temperatures will warm up around here starting later this afternoon. currently, it is still chilly. 44 in washington. 39 in leonardtown. overnight, temperatures falling into the 30s. still temperatures a few degrees below average for november here. early november, 37 in manassas. 37 in hagerstown. temperatures starting off on the chilly side. we should see a nice rebound and as i mentioned, we'll back in the mid-50s later today with
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lots of sunshine. notice out to the west, out towards pittsburgh, we've got just one or two clouds in west virginia, ohio. our storminess from yesterday has pushed well to our east east of cape cod. you can see the last of it there. we're not concerned with that. really from boston right down to washington, richmond, down towards atlanta, very quiet day expected with lots of sunshine. as that area of high pressure out to the west build through the area, we'll have a nice weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until tuesday. 57 today, winds northwest five to 10. lots of sunshine. should be a nice afternoon for you. wind will be lighter than they were yesterday when they were blowing pretty good at about 20 miles per hour. cold overnight, about 30 degrees. here is your accu-weather forecast. 65 tomorrow. close to 70 on sunday and monday and cooler with showers by tuesday.
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we'll get showers in here tuesday afternoon. cooler weather by wednesday and thursday. so enjoy the weekend. should be beautiful. let's do some traffic and say good morning to julie wright. >> good morning to you. right now, we are off tie quiet start with no issues reported around town. you will find 395 at duke street looking good in the express and main line. traffic flowing freely headed from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. no issues reported from the key bridge up to the beltway. outer loop look good headed out towards the toll road. no problems on the inner loop leaving tyson's back up to the spur. filming crew again this morning, much like yesterday, we found they are tying up the commute headed through potomac along river road near falls road. southbound kenilworth avenue here at eastern, no issues reported headed past the d.c. line to pennsylvania avenue. we did a lot of reporting tuesday night on tim kaine and
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george allen but we may have sadly overlooked another candidate in the u.s. senate race. >> we need to apologize to hank the cat. remember this kitty? he got more than 6,000 write-in votes on tuesday. never dropped out of the race. hank is based in fairfax county. hank's campaign did not break either candidate. so just in case you were worried about that. >> really? people voted for a cat. >> he's cute. increased efforts to battle a problem in d.c. schools, students who don't show up. >> my job is to educate them. i can't educate them, i can't meet the aggressive goals we've set around student achievement for the children are not there. >> up income, details of one idea on the table to cut down on truancy. truancy. 
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to the district where low test scores and low attendance go hand in hand. so simply getting kids to school was the focus of a council hearing. >> one idea is making parents more accountable if kids don't show up. >> reporter: in a city where violent crime and unemployment are big problems, many believe education is the key to solving those issues but truancy is standing in the way. >> my job is to educate them and i can't educate them, i can't meet at greecive goals that wave set around student achievement for the children are not there. -- if the children are not there. >> reporter: kaya henderson testified. some say parents have to be held accountable. >> you are risking their
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educational life. >> it is educational neglect. i think we need to inspoor a few of the parents to get serious about it and make some examples. >> reporter: there is already a law on the books holding parents responsible for truancy but councilmember david catania says it is rarely enforced. >> once the judicial system is engaged, the parents start to understand there are personal consequences. i would go the route of community service first, probation. >> reporter: assistant police chief diane groom says keeping kids in school often keeps them out of trouble. >> it can contribute to crime if you are out of school and hanging out in areas that are tempting. >> reporter: if there was any question truancy hurts education, catania's office presented this chart showing d.c. schools with better attendance producing better grades. >> you also can lay the graduation rates over it. high attendance, high graduation. low attendance, low graduation. >> reporter: chance lakeshore henderson says efforts are
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being made to reduce truancy. after the first unexcused absence, a file is started at the school. after 10 absences without an excuse, social workers are assigned to the case. matt ackland, fox 5 news. some encouraging news for d.c. public schools. more high school students are graduating. 61% graduated last june. that is a 2% increase from the year before. butt city still lags behind some other jurisdiction. in montgomery county, the graduation rate there was 86%. and in fairfax, it was 91%. the georgetown hoyas getting ready for a showdown at ue a military assault ship. that is coming up next. plus, the d.c. united are a step closer to playing for all the marbles. sports breakfast coming up. ♪
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sports breakfast now. soccer is the first course for
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you. d.c. united beat the new york red bulls last night in dramatic fashion. the game was scoreless going into the # 7th minute from rick deleon gets it in the goal. -- in the 87th minute. united gets the win. in basketball, check this out. the makeover of the u.s.s. bataan off the coast of jacksonville, florida. the amphibious assault ship plays host to georgetown and florida basketball later on today for the navy marine corps classic. this is video of crews electing bleachers and laying down a hard wood floor. >> this is a privilege for our program and our school to have the opportunity to go down and play in front ever the sailors. to have the opportunity to go down and tour and learn about and interact with the sail ours on the u.s.s. bataan and that alone is and honor to play in front of so
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many men and women who fight for this country. >> it seems like that would be cool to play basketball on a military ship. >> for a second there, i thought what if the ball goes into the water. but now i see. any teacher will tell you if you want kids to learn, sometimes you have to get creative. >> beth parker has that story. >> reporter: one minute, it is a sidewalk. the next minute, a stage. stag >> my heart was beating real fast and i felt nervous a little bit. >> when i'm he on the dance floor, the dance floor just kind of speaks to me. -- when i'm on the dance floor, the dance floor just kind of speaks to me. >> >> reporter: a two-minute flash mob right in front of national
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part right gallery. they are students from d.c.'s savoy elementary school in southeast but on this day they're -- >> just like michael jackson. >> a teacher directss from atop an suv parked right on f street. >> i want them to go anywhere they can go. >> reporter: savoy was traditionally a very low performing school but they were selected to get extra resources, things like art supplies and musical instruments. the award goes to schools that are about to turn the corner. >> i was born and raised right here in southeast, 2519 minnesota avenue. to come back to that community and see how the program is making kids want to come to school being making parents want to get involved, the volunteers. it is build the community. unit -- it is building the community. >> reporter: they practiced for a month. >> every day. we practiced this. >> we put a lot of effort in
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it. >> i feel happy because we get to express something that we never did before and i feel good about it. >> reporter: when you saw your face with the make-up, what did you think? >> i was frightened. like some type of creature. >> reporter: savoy's test scores are ticking up and attendance is too. they'll remember these moves for a long time. >> i'm a zombie. ombie. >> reporter: in washington, i'm beth parker, fox 5 news. >> i think they'll remember that identify very long time. they were good. >> they were. had every move, every step in place. that was excellent. >> kudos to them. we still have plenty ahead. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. all right. happy friday. november9th, live look outside right now.